CHANGE OF ADDRESSIf you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
Upcoming Parish Events
Distribute Christmas Wreaths at Quantico
On Saturday, December 7th, volunteers will descend on Quantico National Cemetery to help distribute more than 9,000 Christmas wreaths on the graves of our fallen national heroes. Volunteers, please arrive early (9-9:30 a.m.), use the main entrance on Joplin Road (Route 619), pass the large flagpoles at the main gate, take the first left onto Rappahannock Place and park your vehicle alongside the roadway – NOT off on the grass. A short ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m., then wreaths will be distributed. Please dress warm and bring work gloves.
Tuesday, December 10th from 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Advent Yoga class on Tuesday, December 10th from 5:30PM to 7:00PM in St. Catherine Room. A donation of $15 is suggested, however any amount is appreciated. All class proceeds will be donated to the St. Francis Un-Trim-A-Tree Project. Beginners and all levels are welcome to attend. Please come and enjoy.
For more information, please contact Rita Evans.
Festival of Praise
December 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Praise presented by the St. Francis Music Ministry! The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert.
For more information, please contact Nikole Giraldi
Project Bread for Life
December 7th and 8th
Confirmation students will be selling fresh bread after all Masses during the weekend of December 7th and 8th. Project Bread for Life supports thousands of families and abandoned children who live in unspeakable conditions. Your bread purchase will help the Poor Servants of the Mother of God religious community of Sisters provide nursing care, literacy and parenting skills classes for adults and nursing care and education for children.
Middle School Youth Group
Sunday, December 15th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All middle school students are invited to attend Middle School Youth Group on Sunday, December 15th from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Gym of the Parish Center! Join us for fun, FOOD and fellowship!! We will also have a fun inexpensive gift exchange for those who are interested.
Please contact Sheila Noble with any questions or to get details about the gift exchange.
Let’s Talk Faith
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
On Sunday, December 22nd from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility, our Let’s Talk Faith speaker series will continue with a presentation by Brandon Jubar, on The Incarnation. Let’s Talk Faith presentations are monthly opportunities for parishioners to gather and learn about their Catholic faith, while enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry. The series compliments the book, Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith by Leonard Foley, O.F.M., which is available for purchase from Amazon. Each talk is separate, so please plan to attend one or all of them.
On December 10th at 7:30 p.m., we will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance.
This will be a traditional Communal Penance with music, readings from scripture, and a short homily. Several priests will be available for individual confessions.
Mass Intention Book For 2020
The Mass Intention book for 2020 will open on Monday, December 16, 2019. To schedule a Mass you may come in or call the office. We also have envelopes located on the tables in the vestibule. Just drop the envelope in the catch-all slot. We will be taking 3 intentions per Mass.
January 9th – February 20th
SAVE THE DATE!! The 2020 Discovering Christ session will begin at St. Francis of Assisi parish on Thursday, January 9th. Participants in this 7 week series will meet on Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. beginning January 9th and continuing through February 20th. Enjoy a delicious dinner and fellowship, listen to a dynamic teaching and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. There will be a retreat day on Saturday, February 8th. The cost of registration for this event is $25 per person and all meals are included.
Please contact Sheila Noble, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, at 703-221-3127, ext. 238 for more information or to register.